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Seed money

Seed money is EU funding to prepare projects that contribute to one of the priority areas or horizontal actions of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The Seed money gives an opportunity to draft a project plan that can be further developed into an application to any of the EU or national funding sources e.g. the European Structural & Investment Funds programmes 2014-2020.

The pre-selection of applications for spatial planning related projects is ensured by the coordinators of the Horizontal Action “Spatial Planning”– VASAB and HELCOM.

The project applications concerned maritime spatial planning issues should be submitted to and accordingly pre-selected by the Joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working group. Both HELCOM and VASAB Secretariats serve as contact points.

The project application concerned land-based spatial planning issues should be submitted to and accordingly pre-selected by the VASAB Committee on Spatial Planning and Development of the Baltic Sea Region (CSPD/BSR) where the VASAB Secretariat serves as a contact point.

Criteria for the seed money projects:

• The draft application demonstrates potential for a high macro-regional impact;

• The draft application contributes to fulfilling the objectives, indicators and targets of the EUSBSR;

• The draft application is related to the implementation of one or more actions of the policy area/horizontal action concerned;

• The draft application has a clear transnational dimension;

• The draft application demonstrates added value to already implemented activities/initiatives in the region.

Each project has to involve at least three project partners from three different countries of the Interreg BSR Programme area.

More information about the Seed money calls, application process and deadlines is available here.

For more detailed information regards the seed money project application within the competence of HA “Spatial Planning” please contact Ms. Elina Veidemane,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone: +371 26103756.

 

Seed money projects within the Horizontal Action "Spatial Planning":

MSP & MHM project focuses on integration of Maritime Cultural Heritage to MSP processes. It intends to strengthen the understanding of the particular characteristics of the BSR underwater heritage and integrate sustainable management of these assets to regional approaches. The project contributes to pave the way for creative exploitations of these assets, for example in cultural and tourism businesses.
Project's lifetime: April 2016 - March 2017

Smart Coast project focused on coastal zone management by local and regional cooperation in a transboundary context and strengthening interlinkage of a land-based and maritime spatial planning with the emphasis on environmentally sustainable approach. The project aimed promoting good governance concerning the enforcement of the Water Framework and Marine Strategy Directives, resource efficiency and developing innovative and knowledge based strategies for environmental management of marine and coastal areas.
Project's lifetime: November 2014 - November 2015

Baltwise Seed project aimed to provide added value in the field of Maritime Spatial Planning by engaging in further practical studies involving particularly the Russian Federation. It aimed at drawing in-depth conclusions from previous planning at sea but also on land as well as created new innovative Maritime Spatial Planning methodology including also related international governance, law as well as future research. The project area was Gulf of Finland.
Project's lifetime: April 2014 - March 2015

LiveBaltic project aimed to understand how the quality of living indicators were included in municipal and regional planning, and what were the best practices in the most 'liveable' cities. It also looked at practical ways how liveability of cities can be improved by using various citizen participation tools, and assessed available good practices. It strived for the establishment of a network of policy makers and planners focused on liveability issues. The project also aimed at developing a set of policy recommendations for participating cities/regions on improving planning for their liveability.
Project's lifetime: April 2014 - March 2015